Anonymous said: hey, love your work, just wondering why you only draw white people?
Thanks Anon! :)
I actually have been wondering about this myself recently. I guess it is partly because I am white myself, and I tend to draw characters that look like me without really thinking about it - and partly because I am lazy and going for the easy option, ie. painting skintones that I already know how to render well.
It so happens that I am currently working on a dark-skinned lady, keeping my fingers crossed that it will turn out well! :)
"Sambre" - Yslaire & Balac
"Sambre" is a Belgian comic book series narrating the tragic history of the Sambre family, in which males are doomed to fall in love and be brought to ruin by women with red eyes.
This series is one of the earliest and strongest infuences to my work. I read “Sambre” in my late teens, just as I was getting more serious at drawing, and it was one of those mind-blown-at-first-sight epiphany moments. The greyscale and sepia colouring with touches of red has stuck with me to this day.
Today, in “Stuff I wasn’t supposed to show you at first and then completely forgot about” - a CD cover I designed for a young French singer named Lua.
Unfortunately the project did not pan out, so the cover was never completed (as you can see on the right part, which would have been the back cover).
I think I drew this one in 2009-2010 maybe? It looks so old to me, but I still actually like it.